Our October 2016 issue explains how the Nuthatch is more than just a ‘bird table bandit’ and reveals tactics used by the Capercaillie to survive harsh Scottish winters.
It also has a special section on bird migration, answering any questions you may have about this natural phenomenon, such as which birds migrate and why, where do they go and how to carry out your own migration watch.
• Are Leica’s new binoculars the best yet? Read our expert review.
• Top tips and tutorials on how to photograph birds
• Your birding questions answered by our experts
• A comprehensive round-up of the birds seen on your patch
• Birdwatching in Tallinn
• Book reviews, including Simon King’s Nature Watch
Our latest issue of the magazine highlights how the characterful Little Owl needs our help if its long-term future is to be safeguarded – we tell you what you can do.
And Ben Macdonald highlights how the underrated Twite is also suffering as hay meadows and grasslands decline and more need to be done to save it from UK extinction.
The Spoonbill is often ignored by birdwatchers as it mostly sleeps but Dominic Couzens asks you to take a closer look as, when it’s awake, it’s a striking-looking bird!
Our 16-page centre section takes a look at the different ways you can combine birdwatching with other hobbies, such as by narrowboat, on a motorhoming trip abroad or while running or cycling.
And if you fancy trying something new and haven’t yet indulged in mothing, we show how to identify 15 of the most common moths you might see in your garden during September.
Plus, all the winners and runners-up from the Bird Photography of the Year competition…
In this issue;
Meet the legend- Birding with Bill Oddie
Get into Bird Photography-16 pages of expert advice, go back to the basics and take incredible flight shots of the the legendary birds, but see it from the best first with the gallery of flight images taken from our very own
Learn how to create a garden from scratch, a step by step guide to turn your pile of mud into a stunning ground for everyone to enjoy, including the birds!
Making a Splash-
In this issue:
WIN!! A big wild sleepout kit worth £500
Our latest issue dedicates its 16-page centre section to comparing the UK’s best birds to their amazing worldwide equivalents – such as our cover stars, the beautiful White-tailed Eagle and Steller’s Eagle.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we explain what to look and listen out for if you go night birding in June, reveal how hard a male Hobby has to work as a new parent, and highlight why House Martin monitoring is more important than ever.
Plus, your chance to WIN a great birding break on beautiful Orkney and find out how to get your hands on a FREE Easybirder DVD for just 99p postage!
All this plus the latest news, reviews, readers’ pics and letters.
Discover the fantastic culture and birdwatching opportunities in Mallorca in our 16-page special, free inside the June issue of Bird Watching. Plus, your chance to WIN a holiday to Mallorca worth £2,000!
This packed issue also highlights how the beautiful Bee-eater is creating a buzz as it could soon become a British breeder; explains what a Great Spotted Woodpecker may get up to in June and we suggest 10 fantastic walks where you can enjoy some brilliant birding.
Plus, wildlife photographer David Tiplin shares his favourite photos of the elusive sandgrouse and other birds he was lucky enough to capture on film at a Spanish waterhole. Swarovski binoculars go under our scrunity and we highlight what birds have been seen and where in our comprehensive UK Bird Sightings section.
And see if you can spot any of our ‘five birds to find in June’ which include Quail and Red-necked Phalarope.
Get to know your garden birds with our 24-page guide which comes FREE with the May issue of Bird Watching. Learn how to attract birds to your garden and quickly identify the 30 most common species.
Elsewhere in this fantastic issue, we follow in the footsteps of birdwatching pioneer Gilbert White, highlight how one woman is walking 500 miles to raise awareness of the plight of Curlews and encourage you to tune into the spring birdsong – listen out and you’ll see more!
Plus, 10 new site guides where you combine birdwatching with an enjoyable countryside walk, the latest Bushnell’s binoculars are put to the test and we unravel the mysteries of the Wryneck.
This month’s Bird Watching highlights how conservation, and in particular ‘rewilding’, can help protect our birds and other wildlife for the future.
One bird that also needs our help is the lovable Puffin – and a new reserve in the UK aims to do just that, but needs your support, too.
Elsewhere in the issue, you can WIN a day birding with Bill Oddie, learn how to dig a pond for your wildlife garden, find out all there to know about the cheeky Chaffinch, read our review of Opticron’s new DBA binoculars and pay tribute to birdwatching inspiration, Martin Garner.
All this plus, top ‘twitcher’ Lee Evans highlights the best rare birds seen in Britain throughout January, we feature 10 great new sites where you can enjoy a walk and see lots of birds, and David Lindo finds London an urban birder’s playground.